Wolverines roll over PCW, 54-0, in critical 6A-4 game
Lawton High School line coach Brad Widger is often a man of few words but right before the Wolverines hit the field for the second half, he challenged his big men up front to show they were a solid unit, not the one that allowed five sacks and opened few holes for the backs in the first half of Friday's game against Putnam City West.
Obviously his guys listened because West never touched LHS quarterback Jack Meservy in the second half and that allowed the strong-armed sophomore to sit in the pocket and throw two big touchdown passes to spark the Wolverines to a critical 54-6 District 6A-4 victory over the Patriots at Cameron Stadium.
In the first half the Wolverines were simply lethargic and it was hard to blame the mood on fall break, the two straight district losses or the rash of injuries that have stung the team hard.
However, thanks to a 33-yard George Ahnkamah interception return for a touchdown and a Will Hight PAT kick, the Wolverines were able to salvage a 7-6 lead after the first quarter. But just barely, as the Patriots turned a fumbled LHS punt into their only touchdown of the game. The difference at that point was a PAT block by a fired up Curtez Zachary who was eager to make up for the fumble that cost his team the score.
LHS did manage to produce two scoring drives after that with Meservy hitting tight end Ethan Young on a nice 6-yard TD pass off bootleg action. And right before halftime LHS got an 11-yard scoring run by Dejuan Wojciechowski.
But still the sacks were keeping LHS from taking command like they felt they could entering the contest.
After Widger's pep talk, it was Meservy who made the better blocking pay off. On the first play of the second half he saw the linebacker staying in the box and not matching up on slot receiver Kalin Sadler. He took the snap, stood up and drilled a strike to his fellow sophomore and Sadler took it home.